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Paisley Bloom

Head Sculpt:
Old normal yellow
Dollzone Renata
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    Date of acquisition:
    October 2015
    The head was purchased in a split from the DoA marketplace; the body was purchased through Fabric, Friends and Dolls.
    Reason for choice:
    I always wanted to do this combination artistically.
    Best Points:
    The antlers provide a great canvas for creativity...and because DC and DZ are sister companies with the same resin formulas, there was no fear of the body and head not matching.
    Worst Points:
    Those arms are delicate and one arrived broken...it took two trys and endless wait times to get it completely resolved.
    This is something I've wanted to do for years...combine the DC Alberta head with the DZ vine arms to create a unique floral character. I had to wait for a split in order to do it, and then ordered a Renata at exactly the same time to complete her (to make sure the resins were from a similar batch.) It was quite complicated but I love the result...it was so worth it!
  • Eyes:
    Pale green with green pupils from Leekeworld
    Custom wig found on Etsy
    Favourite colours:
    Green, blue, purple
    Fashion style(s):
    Simple, sleeveless, empire waist dresses from the mid-1960s
    Key fashion accessory:
    Paisley sprouted up on Carnaby Street in London in the swinging '60s. So she was very influenced by the Mod fashion scene of that era. She dresses in simple empire waisted maxi, midi or mini dresses in bright tie-dyed colors with applied flowers. She wears her hair in colorful dreads with flowers added as well. She is a walking illustration of the flower child aesthetic.
  • Name story:
    When I first saw The Alberta's antlers, they reminded me of big paisleys. That's what gave me the initial idea to go flora instead of fauna, and the name Paisley seamed ideal for both her style and the era. I added Bloom because that's exactly what she is and as a second name, it sounds very British to me..hence, Paisley Bloom.
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    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    Paisley Bloom was one of those floral die-hards that occasionally sprout up in the cracks of a sidewalk, street, or building foundation...and no one ever knows exactly how they got there. She grew up the side of a wall, in the Mod fashion mecca of Carnaby Street in London, in the mid 1960s. Everyone marvelled at her bright colors and beauty...and she marvelled at the young, swinging shoppers for exactly the same reasons, all the time wishing she was one of them. Eventually she was recognized as an antique "Elsa Spath Clematis" from as far back as 1892. Hearing the story, a plant collector from the Botanical society planned to dig her up and move her to the countryside. But Paisley Bloom would have none of it! She was determined to remain among the fun and trendy shop-goers on Carnaby Street. So on a magical, moonlit night right before she was scheduled to be transplanted, she took all the love and admiration shoppers had lavished on her, willed herself to become sentient and literally walked away from the wall.
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